Equipment Cooling

  • Keeping cool in mission critical applications

    Stulz has launched its WPAmini chiller with integrated free cooling, which has been designed specifically for data centres with low cooling requirements and industrial chilling.

  • Lenovo helps University of Birmingham cut data centre energy costs

    Lenovo is working with the University of Birmingham on a Water Cooling Technology (WCT) project, set to increase the compute power in its data centre, reduce its hardware footprint and cut cooling costs.

  • Micro data centre offers direct liquid-to-chip cooling for high density applications

    Stulz has just launched a micro data centre which can be configured with all the key design aspects of a bricks and mortar model, including critical power control and monitoring, fire suppression, physical security and precision cooling.  The company suggests that this micro data centre will especially suit low to high density applications.

  • Microsite resource designed to support data centre personnel

    Electronic test specialist, Fluke has developed a web microsite specifically targeting those running and maintaining data centre infrastructure. The site provides a range of downloadable information for data centre facility managers, contractor services managers, electrical engineers and UPS, HVAC, mechanical and electrical technicians. Easy contact can be made with a Fluke expert who will be able to advise on the best tool to solve a problem.

  • Monitoring in today’s data centre

    The international law firm depicted in this case study owns no data centres, despite the large amount of data it stores and retrieves. Like many other high-tech companies, it rents space for its servers in data centres owned by others, Paul Gay reports.

  • New White Paper from Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric has released a new White Paper, detailing the technical differences between the many types of compressors popular in data centre applications. Entitled 'The different types of cooling compressors', White Paper #254, outlines the inner functions of five common compressor types and explains how each performs the central task.

  • New year’s resolution: Make improvements now to stay cool for the summer

    Karl Lycett, Rittal UK’s product manager for Climate Control explains why now is the time is to get your facility summer ready.

  • Pilot scheme for environmentally friendly data centre of the future opens

    A pilot site data centre was inaugurated earlier this month at Boden, Sweden funded by the European Comission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • Plans to build the world's largest data centre made public

    The facility is planned for the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. Kolos says it is 'changing the paradigm in data centre infrastructure, moving away from dense high-cost, fossil fuel-driven areas, to an area abundant in clean, renewable energy'.

  • Q&A: Stefano Sordi of Aruba

    Technology is changing and it’s changing fast. With that in mind, Stefano Sordi,head of sales and marketing at the state of UK data centre landscape now, and in the future.

  • R&M: How high density affects racks

    Andreas Rüsseler, CMO at R&M, discusses implementing high-density into your infrastructure, the benefits and why it doesn’t have to be a headache.

  • Racking your brains

    When designing a data centre, much like building a house, laying strong foundations can mean the difference between success and (usually costly) frustration. This article takes a look at what to consider in order to avoid that dreaded downtime.

  • Save your energy

    Michael Akinla, TSE manager EMEA at Panduit outlines how a well-designed white-space can pay dividends when it comes to energy savings and efficiency.

  • Secure I.T. Environments builds new data centre at the heart of Wrexham Hospital

    Secure I.T. Environments has announced the completion of a new 120m² data centre at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for around 676,000 people. 

  • Summer sun or Winter snow, these machine just want to go

    In summer, most us look forward to longer days, holidaying abroad and eating endless amounts of ice cream without feeling guilty. However, spare a thought for plant managers, who fill with dread when the temperature gage begins to increase. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation explains how plant managers can keep electrical enclosures running efficiently during the summer months.

  • The impact of IT downtime: Lessons from the banking sector

    The year 2018 brought with it a cavalcade of sensationalist headlines from numerous media outlets, describing the ‘Meltdowns’ and ‘Litany of Failures’ of IT systems in the banking sector, Karl Lycett reports.

  • The ins and outs of data centre cooling

    Saving energy and reducing carbon is a major issue in the data centre sector with increased focus on lowering power usage effectiveness (PUE). Parent magazine Electrical Review asked Alan Beresford, managing and technical director of EcoCooling to look at the techniques available to achieve these goals and the latest developments.

  • The tide is turning for liquid cooling

    Companies are increasingly moving their operations to the cloud, it’s clear that we are going to continue to need more, and bigger, data centres for the foreseeable future. In 2018, it is predicted that there will be a 21% annual increase in data centre construction. The Edge is offering many opportunities for medium and smaller scale data centres to be delivered to the buildings and locations in which they are most needed. The move will maximise speed, protect data sovereignty as well as manage critical applications that can’t be in the cloud. Small, or large, change is coming. 

  • Trends for cloud computing and data centres

    Computing equipment specialist, Rittal has published some interesting predictions for the future of the data centre sector as the industry moves towards greater AI-based monitoring capabilities and the processing of data in real time with edge computing.   

  • Vertiv: Top five data centre trends for 2019

    For 2019, experts at Vertiv predict that it’ll be edge computing driving change in the data centre industry.

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